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Delicious Highlights from The L.A. Street Food Fest Summer Tasting Event

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On Saturday, over 70 vendors were on hand to feed and quench the thirst of hundreds of guests for the second annual L.A. Street Food Fest Summer Tasting Event. Showcasing some of the city's best portable bites, from old school and nouveau food trucks, beloved restaurants, award-winning chefs, and even an entire section dedicated to the bold flavors of Baja, the event in the spacious park adjacent to the Rose Bowl was by far the best of the LASFF events yet.

Carmageddon may have hindered attendance, but it did nothing to limit the appetites of the guests, who roamed from booth to booth and stood in no or short lines to get a taste of some really diverse and exciting eats. Opting to avoid the intense heat, we headed over for the second of two sessions held, the 21-and-over session that included a no kids allowed policy and the milder temps of evening hours.

There was so much that it was for most impossible to eat it all, and with a three-hour session and only so much room in our stomachs, we were a little choosy which foods we tried. Standouts, without a doubt, were the BBQ oyster from Baja's Mission 19, Picca's Cau Cau (Peruvian Tripe Stew), NaanStop's veggie samosa, La Guerrerense's Sea Urchin Tostada, Steel City Sandwich's Pierogi, Ice Ice Shavie's shaved ice, Mariscos Jalisco's signature shrimp taco, Starry Kitchen's Double-Fried Chicken Wing, and Cacao Mexicatessen's Venison Taco.

With a DJ spinning fun tunes, lots of places to sit down and convene, plentiful Singha Beer, the delicious cocktails of star mixologist Julian Cox in the Luxe Tent, vendors going all out in costumes, and a fun, festive atmosphere, the LASFF was a delightful evening of delicious eats.